Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of Police in Lagos, has disclosed that the command received intelligence on plans by criminals to attack churches and mosques in the state.
Odumosu assured that the command has taken steps to ensure that no such thing happens in the state.
While briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday, he said the police have already identified vulnerable areas and have made adequate deployment to forestall any break down of law and order, according to Lindaikejisblog.
“The intelligence report came out and specifically said that churches and mosques are targets of the attacks. We are working on that, everyone should be rest assured that there is adequate security and they go about their lawful businesses without fear”, he said.
On efforts to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Odumosu reiterated that all recreational centres remained closed, adding that the command had held “meetings with various clubs and social groups to suspend all end of year activities”.
He also disclosed that the command arrested 18 suspects at Romeo and Juliet Night Club in Ejigbo for disobeying government order.
“If it is not compulsory to go out, please remain at your house moreover gatherings of whatever kind has been banned. Parents should entertain their children at home. Beaches and all recreational facilities have been closed. We must all do what we can to prevent further spread of COVID-19,” he also stated.
Odumosu said those arrested were drinking and clubbing around 11:30pm on December 22, despite the ban placed on activities of club houses.